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Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four) (edition 2012)

by Kevin Hearne (Author), Gene Mollica (Cover artist)

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Title:Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four)
Authors:Kevin Hearne (Author)
Other authors:Gene Mollica (Cover artist)
Info:Del Rey (2012), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:literature, fantasy, urban fantasy, paperback, A Del Rey Mass Market Originial, 2012

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Tricked by Kevin Hearne (Author)

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All of my complaints about the earlier books [sex goddesses at a drop of a hat, pop culture references out the wazoo, immature behavior from a 2000 year old man] were pretty much dealt with in this book. It is almost like the author read all my complaints and fixed them.

However, it is too late. This IS the final Iron Druid book for me. Urban fantasy has to be done perfectly for me to keep reading it, as I don't particularly care for UF.

Maybe if the series had started out like this book and not the previous three, I would keep on going. But I just don't care.

Atticus comes across as a spoiled brat [even when talking about his past wife and kids, it still came across as me, me, me"] and while I don't usually root for the hero to get hurt, I just wanted to smack the attitude out of him and pound him til he breaks, bloodily.

If you've enjoyed, a lot, the previous books, I think you'll like this book as much and will probably like the future books. I just can't take any more UF..." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
With this book, I feel the Iron Druid series regains the track it had lost in the last book. Tricked captures the feel of the first two books and is a highly enjoyable read. In this book, the Navajo trickster god Coyote is a major player, and he lends a nice element of chaos and unpredictability to the story. Highly recommended for those who have enjoyed the series thus far. ( )
  irregularreader | Oct 31, 2016 |
Great story! Atticus (Riley) is finally realizing what his participation in Thor's death has brought to his current and future events. A thrilling ride with Atticus very close to meeting his end more than once. ( )
  SBShepherd | Oct 16, 2016 |
This series is great fun, but I probably liked this one the least. I think.

While I generally love most stories that interweave Native American myths into the plot, I don't like the ones that rely on the protagonist being manipulated into corners by others. Which means Coyote is probably never going to be my favourite NA god (although I do like the Coyote in Briggs' Mercy Thompson series). I also didn't enjoy reading about the betrayal of Atticus by someone he considered if not a friend, certainly an ally.

I'd give a lot for Granuaile to stop calling Atticus sensei; I can't take her, as a character, nor her respect for Atticus seriously because of that stupid moniker.

What I did love where the scenes involving the Blessing Way and the very small moments when they discussed the Witchery Way and the Four Worlds of the Navajo Nation.

It was an entertaining read, with a conclusion that could have served as the end of the series. It isn't but the next book happens 12 years later, which makes this a good place to pause in the series and take a break.

N.B. I listened to this on audio and the narrator Christopher Ragland does a great job with Atticus and Granuaile; even Coyote's voice is acceptable although I could find fault with his slow good ol' boy interpretation. But I hate his Oberon. I cringe every single time I hear that slurry voice he uses for the majestic wolfhound; he makes Oberon sound like he has partial facial paralysis. But being outside the US, I'm stuck with Ragland's narration or none at all. It could have been worse though; in Hammered I had to listen to him make Leif the vampire sound like a Clint Eastwood with laryngitis. ( )
  murderbydeath | Oct 11, 2016 |
I think this is a great continuation of this series! I like that the romance, such as it is, is low key and doesn't really go anywhere. There is nothing worse than a forced romance in novels. This story involves skinwalkers and the Native American gods mostly with some short side stories about vampires and Norse gods.

Overall I really liked it. Maybe it's because I read all these books one after the other, but this book had A LOT of infodumping in it. There were many, MANY paragraphs explaining various gods and other topics that I just sort of glazed over. I appreciate when authors do their homework, but sometimes that can get tedious to read. Like I said, its possible this was due to my reading of the series one right after another so your mileage may vary. ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
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For Alan O'Bryan,
who bravely stands in front of my word vomit
and tells me to clean it up.
He is an outstanding alpha reader
and the finest of friends.
This is not a trick.
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The best trick I ever pulled off was watching myself die.
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Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

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Druid Atticus O'Sullivan has battled vengeful Norse thunder gods before, and with a little help from a Navajo trickster god Coyote,he dupes them into thinking they chopped him up in the Arizona dessert. The Navajo Coyote is not above his own mischief and Atticus is battling for survival from an unlikely source.… (more)

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